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Highlights

Matillion and Talend Data Integration are both data integration tools. Matillion specializes in ETL for cloud-based warehouses. Talend differentiates by offering a free open source version of its data integration platform. Talend is more commonly used at the enterprise level, with a larger focus on big data integration,  while Matillion’s cloud focus is gives it functionality across company sizes. 

Features

Both Matillion and Talend provide a variety of features for data integration. 

Matillion offers a robust Extraction, Transformation, and Loading (ETL) capability. Users highlight its ability to centralize and structure data from a wide range of platforms and cloud environments, particularly AWS applications. Matillion’s focus on cloud-based data warehouses makes it ideal for this use case.

Talend differentiates with its free open source data quality management and integration software, which can be used for simple use cases. At larger scale, Talend also provides a high degree of customizable connectors between different system, including custom-built connectors. 

Limitations 

Talent and Matillion also both have some limitations to their offerings. 

Matillion’s users have struggled to create and utilize the platform’s documentation for updates and project management. This issue is particularly pronounced when implementing or integrating Git. 

Talend’s free version is extremely limited for most users. Many ETL tasks quickly scale beyond the technical functionality of the free version, requiring paid upgrades. Talend also struggles with utilizing Git, particularly in the free version of the software. 

Pricing 

Matillion provides four packages for its ETL capabilities, priced per hour of usage. The “Medium” package, at $1.27/hr, provides 2 users and 6 environments. The “Large” package, at $2.74/hr, supports 5 concurrent users and 15 environments and clustering. The “XLarge” package, at $5.48/hr, supports 12 concurrent users and 35 environments. Enterprise package pricing is available by quote from the vendor. 

Talend offers four products around data integration. Data Quality and Data Integration are available in open source versions. There are also Data Integration Entry Level and a Data Management Platform package. The former includes more advanced integration features, and the Data Management Platform includes advanced data profiling and quality governance. Pricing is available by quote from the vendor. 

Likelihood to Recommend

Matillion

Matillion is great for a team's first foray into ETL. It holds your hand exactly as much as is needed, and scales brilliantly within the scope of a small team. It becomes less ideal as you add more data sources and processing. It interacts well with Python, but any other scripting is harder to integrate.
Adam Labay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration is easy to use and learn. Talend Data Integration can perform bulk data migrations of up to a few million records without any issues. We have not tried it or had use case which required more than a few million records at a time. It works particularly well with databases and CRM software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Matillion
7.9
Talend Data Integration
9.9
Connect to traditional data sources
Matillion
8.2
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Matillion
7.6
Talend Data Integration
9.8

Data Transformations

Matillion
8.0
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Simple transformations
Matillion
8.5
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Complex transformations
Matillion
7.5
Talend Data Integration
10.0

Data Modeling

Matillion
7.2
Talend Data Integration
6.2
Data model creation
Matillion
7.6
Talend Data Integration
8.0
Metadata management
Matillion
6.6
Talend Data Integration
8.9
Business rules and workflow
Matillion
7.4
Talend Data Integration
9.0
Collaboration
Matillion
6.7
Talend Data Integration
1.2
Testing and debugging
Matillion
6.8
Talend Data Integration
3.6
feature 1
Matillion
8.2
Talend Data Integration

Data Governance

Matillion
6.4
Talend Data Integration
7.6
Integration with data quality tools
Matillion
6.6
Talend Data Integration
7.1
Integration with MDM tools
Matillion
6.3
Talend Data Integration
8.0

Pros

Matillion

  • Integrates very well with most, if not, all AWS services - Easy to get data from anywhere inside your AWS account into Redshift or Snowflake databases.
  • It has many available integrations and datasource connectivity outside of AWS and other cloud service providers - Makes it easy to get data from many sources and systems in more traditional on or off premise technologies as well as vendor-specific data and application interfaces.
  • Very intuitive, easy-to-learn-and-use interface with a large collection online tutorial articles and videos - makes for an extremely easy onboarding of users who may or may not have past experience with other similar tools.
Patrick Hildreth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

  • JSON parsing, if you are into highly nested JSON object parsing Talend has the ability to display the structure of JSON and allows you to define the extraction logic in the metadata. Same with XML source.
  • Customization, For mostly all ETL work you will have a component in Talend. And in case you have a very specific requirement you can end up easily designing a custom component that you can code and reuse and share with others.
  • Talend has a connectivity option to almost all the databases (relational or NOSQ)L and sources available. It also has generic JDBC/ ODBC drivers in case you need it.
  • I like the ease of deployment across environment (DEV and PROD) with the use of context variables.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Matillion

  • With the added functionality available in Matillion, the understanding to use complex features becomes challenging for a new development team.
  • Updates are regularly provided by Matillion support team but then they fail to specify the release document, new features or updates carried out in each update.
  • Validation failure in scheduled jobs is sometimes encountered without any reason or proper RCA.
  • Complex user management flow.
Sudarshan Kothari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

  • Syncing with Git should be made easier
  • Can face issues with certain big data spaces
  • Support find it difficult to resolve complex issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Matillion

Matillion 8.2
Based on 1 answer
With the current experience of Matillion, we are likely to renew with the current feature option but will also look for improvement in various areas including scalability and dependability. 1. Connectors: It offers various connectors option but isn't full proof which we will be looking forward as we grow.2. Scalability: As usage increase, we want Matillion system to be more stable.
Sudarshan Kothari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Matillion

Matillion 7.8
Based on 60 answers
It is pretty intuitive to put together a job. Once you get into larger organization features like creating environments, projects, and mapping the two together, it gets pretty hairy. The other place where it's not really intuitive is to get an overall picture of health in your ETL jobs, find where failures are happening, and really trace those down. For failures, I often drop down to interface with the database directly to get useful information. Matillion has these capabilities, but I find the processes often hang when trying to access them.
Kris Shinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We use Talend Data Integration day in and day out. It is the best and easiest tool to jump on to and use. We can build a basic integration super-fast. We could build basic integrations as fast as within the hour. It is also easy to build transformations and use Java to perform some operations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Matillion

Matillion 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The support team was always very helpful most of the time, only have faced few issues because of time-zone difference when solutions are required immediately and I couldn't reach to anyone. In most of the cases, the support is exceptional
Sudarshan Kothari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration 6.0
Based on 3 answers
Good support, specially when it relates to PROD environment. The support team has access to the product development team. Things are internally escalated to development team if there is a bug encountered. This helps the customer to get quick fix or patch designed for problem exceptions. I have also seen support showing their willingness to help develop custom connector for a newly available cloud based big data solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Matillion

Matillion is the best alternative for on-premise ETL tools if you are looking for a cloud-only solution. None of the tools we evaluated provide same features offered by Matillion. Extensive technical documentation is available on the website which makes development easy and fast. Excellent technical support is willing to assist 24/7 and provide meaningful resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend is much versatile in assimilating various different business use cases. It covers more functionality and is packed with tons of features to explore. It has the ability to fine tune to each project, and not be a one-fits all solution. Problems with Excel, is that it is not suited for large projects, collaboration work. Alteryx is a very costly alternative.
Sanket Bharaswadkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Matillion

Matillion 6.9
Based on 58 answers
We don't have a particularly large volume of data (less than 200GB), but as we've added more and more data, we are able to fully reprocess our data in about 2.5 hours (vs. over 6 hours it used to take to incrementally process our data in our old ETL system). We're not even using the Enterprise version of the product; if we did, we would get even greater scale.
Matthew Burr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Matillion

  • I was able to build a complete commissions processing system for over 3500 employees using Matillion in just over a month. This included gathering data from 5 different sources, combining them together appropriately and building in the business rules. I was awarded one of the top awards our company gives for this project.
  • Our big three Business Intelligence tools: Matillion, Redshift and DOMO allow us to give our employees the right data at the right time. Our productivity has increased as 75%+ of our employees look at their data every day they work.
Gary Pope | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

  • Easy to build complex data transformations.
  • Licensing model isn't that flexible.
  • Memory mangement for huge volumes of information. You have to modify ETL designs to handle it properly.
Josep Coves Barreiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Matillion

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Talend Data Integration

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Matillion
7.8
Talend Data Integration
5.6

Likelihood to Renew

Matillion
8.2
Talend Data Integration

Usability

Matillion
7.8
Talend Data Integration
9.0

Support Rating

Matillion
8.2
Talend Data Integration
6.0

Scalability

Matillion
6.9
Talend Data Integration

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